Mike Hinckley (1965- ) “Popeye realizing that a life of protecting women and being vegan earned him a shortcut to the Buddha,” acrylic on found Woolworth Department Store wall art, 27 x 51 inches (framed), 2020. The piece is signed and dated on the reverse.
Mike Hinckley was born in New York in 1965 and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since the mid-70s. He attended California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland (now CCA), Sacramento State, and UC Berkeley. Hinckley’s maternal grandmother was Chicago-based painter Grace Jemsek, who fostered a love for painting in a young Hinckley, by paying one dollar for each painting he made.
Hinckley’s mature work typically employs satire, irony, and conceptual elements. He is a criminal defense lawyer and devout Buddhist, both of which are often reflected in his work. He has exhibited at SOMArts and Incline Gallery in San Francisco. Hinckley maintains a website Goat the Gallery where he exhibits and sells work under a number of pseudonyms.
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